Tue 5th Sep

The first of the Series of the Ancient Mariner.  Named after Douglas Young, who passed away in 2013.  He was latterly the owner of Galatea and a great friend of the class over many years.
Wind was blowing from the Clynder Shore and especially changeable.  Thalia, Hermes and Dione set off up the Shandon Shore and it paid handsomely.  Most of the rest ventured out into the loch early, On the approach to D, the windward mark, the second bunch could not read the sail numbers of the first.  Two legs offwind to the finish were not enough to make up the difference.  Halcyone had gone up the middle of the loch between the the two groups. She rounded the D mark in first position just ahead of Thalia, but slick spinnaker handling on Thalia allowed her to take back the lead. Halcyone was unable to hoist her spinnaker and Hermes overtook as well. Halcyone held her position over the next two legs having escaped D and the rest of the Fleet.
1 Thalia, 2 Hermes, 3. Halcyone, 4 Teal, 5 Catriona, 6 Athene, 7 Ceres, 8 Thia.